Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Published Card

Hello everyone, the card I have to show you today was one of the cards that I had published in the second Magnolia Ink magazine. It fits perfectly with two challenges; Simon Says Stamp has a theme of distressing and Creative Card Crew Challenge 47 has a theme of vintage/aged.

Well, I really struggle to achieve a distressed look well, but when I reveived the DT kit for the magazine, it just said "distress" to me so I gave it my best shot and I was pretty pleased with how my cards turned out in the end. The stamp is an older Magnolia stamp from the Spring 2007 Valentine and Congratulations Collection and it is coloured with distress inks and highlighted with stickles. I have stamped all the edges of each element with different flourish stamps, also from Magnolia, and I have also distressed them with antique linen distress ink. I have used the Magnolia Old Valentine Letter stamp from the Valentine Collection 2009 to add some detail to a piece of card and also distressed it with antique linen.

Card/Paper: All provided by Magnolia
Stamps: Magnolia
Colouring: Distress inks
Embellishments: Roses, stickles, heart, ribbon, pearls
Tools: Ink applicator tool, water brush

Thanks for looking x


  1. Gorgeous Liza,
    congrats on the publication, very deserving hun.. love the distressing detail that you have added to your card. xx

  2. Beautiful card Liza! I love the old Magnolia images - I have recently bought an old one to have a play with. I think your distressed look is fabxx

  3. Fantastic - at first I thought it was a Hanglar image - love it - Happy Easter Liza

  4. Congrats on being published! Beautiful card!

  5. Oh wow congratulations on being published you must be so proud! Beautiful card I love this look but can never seem to pull it off myself but I love how you've distressed your card, just fab. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

  6. GROGEUS card Liza!! Love the distressing! Congrats on being published sweetie! So well deserved too.

    Big Hugs, Naoual xx

  7. Gorgeous card Liza and such a lovely colour combo :) Donna x

  8. What a sweet card! Love your coloring too! Thanks for playing at CCC!

    Janna :)

  9. This is so gorgeous! I loved it in the magazine, the colours are so lovely and such cute images! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

  10. Adorable vintage Magnolia stamp and gorgeous distressing. Thanks for joining in this week's Creative Card Crew Challene
    Pauline x


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Liza x